THE SECRET TO GETTING AHEAD VS. KEEPING UP : SYSTEMS💻 💖
I’ll let you in on a little secret. The key to running a successful online business without running yourself ragged is to have systems in place for everything.
Last week we chatted about time management, this week we are dishing all about creating systems which is the heart and soul of time management.
You’ll be surprised how much time you’ll save and how much more productive you’ll be once they are in place.
But before we get into specific systems, let’s chat a little about what I mean by “systems”!
What Are Systems?
Systems are essentially a process that you repeat over and over again to achieve a specific result or objective.
For example, whether you realize it or not --a system can be something as basic as your morning routine!
You get out of bed. You feed the pets. You start a pot of coffee. While you wait for the coffee pot to do its thing you might meditate or boot your computer. Maybe you take the pets outside to do their morning business or start breakfast for the kids.
Regardless of what you do each morning it’s probably often the same thing. It’s a system you’ve created that works for you.
In many ways systems are habits. This is true for your personal life as well as your business. Businessdictionary.com defines a system as – “A methodical procedure or process that is used as a delivery mechanism for providing specific goods or services to customers.”
That being said, you can create systems that serve you – they help you manage every aspect of your business from planning to execution to follow up!
So let’s talk about how systems benefit you and your biz!
How Can Systems Benefit Your Business?
Systems help you…
Repeat frequent tasks quickly and easily.
Provide consistency to your customers.
Grow your business.
Focus on getting ahead like a BOSS – rather than trying to keep up and working like an employee
Provide the best customer service possible.
Communicate effectively with your clients and prospects.
Find balance in your life.
Maintain the passion for your business that makes you smile and helps you create the best business possible.
Provide peace of mind – you’re able to get your work done for the day and focus your attention on other areas of your life.
A sense of achievement and satisfaction – being able to check off tasks that have a profound and direct impact on growing your business is extremely rewarding.
More energy and less stress. It’s a huge drain on your psyche to always feel overwhelmed and underproductive.
A feeling of being in control over your life.
So now that you know the value and importance of having systems in place, let’s look at some example effective systems you could create for your life and biz!
- Customer/Prospect Inquiry System
- Service Provider Invoicing System
- Business Planning System
- Product Creation
- Content Creation
- Social Media
- Customer Service
What systems do you currently have in place? What’s working well? What needs some work? (*hint: look back at your answers to last week’s quiz to see where you may need to focus!)
Don’t stress if you’re starting to feeling overwhelmed. There are so many different aspects to your business, and you can work smarter, not harder by creating systems for each of them! But you have to take it one step at a time!
Join me later today in the MEMBERS ONLY HANGOUT where I’ll be talking more about all the different systems you can create to get ahead, and sustain your business!
I’ll dive into how to create customized systems that work for YOU (because we are all different!) And even share a behind the scenes look at the systems I use in my biz, and some I’ve helped my clients’ create for theirs!